Joel’s career in the construction industry spans over 20 years and, as a result of a wide range of experience in the Newcastle & Hunter area, Joel’s understanding of the NSW standards, supply and trends place Skelcon a step ahead of our competitors.
Having founded his career in the carpentry trade and continued his development with a Bachelor of Building and Construction Management, Joel’s knowledge and understanding of the industry is second to none. His management techniques are an asset to all projects in both a practical and theoretical sense, and his holistic understanding of all project types makes him a strong leader of the Skelcon team.
Prior to founding Skelcon, Joel worked for some of Newcastle’s premier building companies and was inspired to develop Skelcon around the core values of honesty and transparency. As a result, Skelcon offers an alternative and superior method of project delivery to clients, resulting in greater value and investment return.
Joel’s personality, professionalism and skill ensure great relationships with a range of highly professional sub-contractors, and underpin Skelcon as a service-driven company committed to reliability and honesty.
2022 MBA AWARDS - WINNER - YOUNG BUILDER OF THE YEAR
Luke Rhodes is an Operations Manager at Skelcon, where he has served for almost a decade since 2013. Luke's background in civil engineering and his 13 years of experience in the industry make him a valuable member of the Skelcon team.
Throughout his tenure, Luke has taken on multiple roles, including starting as a Project Coordinator and working his way up to Project and Senior Project Manager.
Luke is most proud of being part of Skelcon's growth as a company and a team. He believes that the team culture, which encompasses all employees, subcontractors, and clients as one team, is exceptional in the construction industry, and he takes pride in being a part of it.
As a member of the Skelcon team, Luke brings unique qualities to the table. He describes himself as having "organic enthusiasm" and believes that life is too short not to enjoy what you do. He encourages his colleagues to be themselves, celebrate their abilities, and back themselves in all situations.
Luke is an integral part of the company's unique team culture. His organic enthusiasm and positive outlook bring a refreshing energy to the Skelcon team, and his dedication to delivering high-quality projects is second to none.
Sam is an accomplished Construction Manager with a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management and over fourteen years of experience in the field. He has been an integral part of Skelcon since February 2014 and has made significant contributions to the company's success during his tenure.
Starting as a Junior Project Manager, Sam has steadily progressed through the ranks to his current role as Construction Manager. He has witnessed the business and team grow over the years, which he considers his greatest achievement at Skelcon.
Sam's positive and can-do attitude, enjoyment, and energy make him a valuable asset to the Skelcon team. He brings a unique set of skills and perspectives that allow him to lead construction projects effectively while maintaining a supportive and collaborative environment.
Being a part of the Skelcon team is a source of great pride for Sam. He finds it special to be part of a team that not only delivers high-quality results to clients but also enjoys what they do every day. Sam is passionate about the culture they have built at Skelcon, and it's evident in his approach to work and his interactions with colleagues and clients.
Meet Katie, a skilled and accomplished Registered Architect NSW 8820, who currently serves as a vital member of Skelcon's esteemed design team. With a Masters of Architecture and two decades of industry experience, Katie brings a wealth of knowledge, creativity, and innovative design solutions to every project she undertakes.
Since joining Skelcon in June 2021, Katie has contributed to the successful completion of various projects, and has been an asset to the design team. She believes in a collaborative approach to achieve the best possible design outcomes for each project while working within the client's budget.
Katie brings a unique perspective to the Skelcon team, providing creative and effective solutions to complex design challenges. She is known for her ability to problem-solve and offer alternative design options that address the project's specific needs. Her considered approach to everything she does is what makes her an invaluable member of Skelcon's design team.
Registered Architect NSW 8820
Vic is an experienced Interior Designer at Skelcon with a passion for creating beautiful and functional spaces that enhance the end-user experience. With a BA Hons in Interior Design and over 15 years of industry experience across three countries, Vic brings a wealth of knowledge to the Skelcon Design team.
Vic joined Skelcon in June 2021 and has already made a significant impact, contributing to the company's first in-house Design & Construct project, which won a Master Builders Award. Additionally, Vic was part of the team that designed the new Skelcon Workplace, a space that she takes great pride in and enjoys working in each day.
As an Interior Designer at Skelcon, Vic has focused solely on interior design. However, she has spent the past 18 months refining the interior design and architecture offering with the team, to best serve Skelcon's clients and integrate into the company's business.
For Vic, being part of the Skelcon team means having the opportunity to collaborate with project managers and onsite teams to find creative solutions and opportunities for clients. This collaborative approach results in well-considered, functional, and beautiful projects that exceed clients' expectations.
Vic's unique perspective and experience in commercial interiors allows the Skelcon design team to connect spaces to end-users and create a holistic design that enhances the brand of the business. Vic also brings a creative and outside-the-box approach to the team, resulting in unique and innovative design solutions.
Janai is an accomplished Architectural Graduate with five years of full-time working experience in the construction industry. As a valuable member of the Skelcon team, Janai brings a unique perspective to design that is rooted in human-centered and evidence-based principles. Her passion for understanding the human experience and incorporating it into her designs ensures that every project she works on is tailored to the needs of our customers.
Janai's dedication to her craft is evident in her ability to work on a wide variety of fast-paced projects from concept through to completion. Her adaptability, attention to detail, and ability to manage projects efficiently make her an invaluable asset to the Skelcon team.
Although she has only been with Skelcon for a short period, Janai is eager to continue learning and growing with the company. Her desire to develop her creative process and project management skills demonstrates her commitment to becoming a leading figure in the industry.
Janai's presence on the Skelcon team has already proven to be a great asset, and her passion and drive will undoubtedly lead to many great accomplishments in the future.
Meet Tyler, an Architectural Assistant in the design team at Skelcon. With a Master of Architecture (2022) and 5 years of experience within the construction industry, Tyler brings a unique blend of theoretical and practical knowledge to the table.
Tyler joined the Skelcon team as a casual architectural assistant and quickly proved his worth, culminating in his appointment as a full-time architectural assistant. During his time at Skelcon, Tyler's greatest achievement has been the handover of Greta Dental. This project was a testament to Tyler's skills, expertise, and dedication to his craft.
For Tyler, being part of the Skelcon team means more than just a job; it means working with like-minded people who share the same vision. He understands the importance of teamwork and strives for the best outcome for clients.
What sets Tyler apart from others is his creative mind and 4 years of on-the-tools experience. This unique combination allows Tyler to approach design challenges with a fresh perspective, while also having a deep understanding of construction techniques and processes.
Tyler's passion for architecture, attention to detail, and commitment to delivering high-quality designs make him an invaluable member of the Skelcon team. He is a driven, creative, and innovative Architectural Assistant who is always ready to take on new challenges and push boundaries in the world of construction design.
James is a highly qualified and experienced Project Manager with over 13 years in the Construction Industry. He holds a Bachelor of Construction Management, Certificate III in Carpentry & Certificate IV in Building & Construction. James has been an integral member of the Skelcon team since November 2019, where he started as a Junior Project Manager and has since progressed into a Project Manager role.
During his time at Skelcon, James has achieved remarkable success, including the Handover of Mount Pleasant Winery and winning Master Builders Awards for Tallowood Lifestyle village and Mount Pleasant Winery. With his excellent project management skills, James is dedicated to producing high-quality and efficient projects for clients.
Being a part of the Skelcon team means a positive collaboration with workmates and a “can-do attitude” for James. He brings a unique set of skills to the team, having worked on-site for many years before transitioning into the office. James’s practical knowledge and efficient building techniques benefit both the client and Skelcon in the construction process.
Meet Robert, the accomplished Project Coordinator at Skelcon. With a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management (Honours) and 8 years of experience in the construction industry, Robert is a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of expertise to his role.
Since joining Skelcon in November 2019, Robert has made a significant impact, building and expanding the company's portfolio in the hospitality sector. His greatest achievement has been establishing and strengthening Skelcon's relationship with Wests Group, which has resulted in the successful completion of large-scale projects at The Knights Centre of Excellence and other Wests venues.
Robert has had a diverse range of roles during his time at Skelcon. He started as a Junior Project Manager before rising to his current position as Project Manager. Additionally, he has been coordinating Skelcon's small works projects for the past two years, making him a versatile member of the team.
Being part of the Skelcon team is a source of pride for Robert, who appreciates the young and dynamic atmosphere. He values the approachability of his colleagues, who are always willing to provide help or share their insights. Robert enjoys the friendly and supportive environment, which allows him to have a laugh and chat about things outside of work.
With Robert's wealth of experience and unique attributes, he is an invaluable member of the Skelcon team, contributing to the company's success in the construction industry.
Tayla is a skilled Project Manager in the Skelcon team, with over 4 years of experience in the field. With a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, Tayla has the necessary qualifications and expertise to lead complex construction projects with ease.
Tayla joined Skelcon in July 2021 as a Junior Project Manager and has since progressed to a Project Manager in February 2022. Her greatest achievement during her time at Skelcon has been the Carey Bay Childcare project, which she saw through from design to completion, overcoming all obstacles that came her way.
What sets Tayla apart is her unique understanding of design, which has earned her the reputation of being the fourth member of Skelcon's design team. Tayla's keen eye for detail and creative problem-solving skills have proven to be invaluable to the Skelcon team.
For Tayla, being a part of the Skelcon team means getting to hang out with her mates all day. However, her commitment to delivering quality projects on time and within budget is evident in every project she undertakes. Her ability to manage multiple stakeholders and motivate her team has earned her the respect of her colleagues and clients alike.
Tayla brings a unique blend of skills and expertise to the Skelcon team
Brock is a dedicated Project Manager with Skelcon. With a Bachelor of Construction Management and six years of valuable experience under his belt, Brock has been a crucial part of the Skelcon team since June 2017.
During his time at Skelcon, Brock has completed multiple projects that showcase his outstanding capabilities. Some of his most notable achievements include running various projects from high end residential projects, development works as well as commercial projects like Wests Cardiff Sports Bar, Maitland Serviced Offices and Fountaindale Childcare.
Brock's versatility and dedication to his role are evident in his progression within Skelcon. He began as a Junior Project Manager and was later promoted to the position of Project Manager.
For Brock, being a part of the Skelcon team is about working alongside a great bunch of people and enjoying the work he does. The team's shared goal of delivering high-quality projects while adapting to client requests along the way is what motivates Brock to continue striving for excellence.
Brock's unique qualities add a vibrant touch to the Skelcon team. His passion for his work and his commitment to the Skelcon team make him an invaluable member of the company.
Meet Pat, an experienced Project Manager with over 20 years of expertise in the construction industry. Pat holds Cert III qualifications in both Wood Machinist and Carpentry trades and has spent the last 10 years managing construction sites. Pat has been a part of the Skelcon team for six years, having started as a Sub Contract Site Manager and working his way up to the position of Project Manager.
One of Pat's greatest achievements during his time at Skelcon was winning the MBA award in the first project he simultaneously Site Managed and Project Managed, the Indulgences project. Pat's dedication to his work and his ability to solve problems through his extensive experience and research have been invaluable to the Skelcon team.
Working with Skelcon is more than just a job for Pat; it means working with like-minded people who share his passion for delivering high-quality projects that exceed the expectations of all involved. Pat's unique contribution to the team is his ability to bring innovative ideas and solutions to problems that arise during construction projects.
Pat's professionalism, creativity, and years of experience make him an invaluable member of the Skelcon team, and we are fortunate to have him on board as one of our Project Managers.
Meet Gabrielle, a dynamic and accomplished Project Manager at Skelcon. Gabrielle brings a unique set of skills and experience to the team, having completed her Juris Doctor and Master of Neuroscience, with a focus on construction law and project management. With over three years of experience in these fields, Gabrielle is well-equipped to tackle complex construction projects and deliver exceptional results.
Having joined Skelcon in July 2022, Gabrielle has already achieved significant success, including being awarded the Civil Works Contract for the Newcastle Knights. As a Project Manager, Gabrielle plays a vital role in ensuring the successful delivery of projects from start to finish, managing schedules, budgets, and teams to ensure timely and high-quality outcomes.
For Gabrielle, working at Skelcon means being part of a dynamic and passionate team that is dedicated to excellence in all aspects of the construction industry. Whether estimating, planning, developing, or working on the ground, the Skelcon team is committed to delivering the highest quality outcomes through rigorous attention to detail and a commitment to staying informed and up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices.
Tynatia is a valued member of the administration team at Skelcon, where she currently holds the position of Office Manager. With 12 years of office experience, Tynatia joined the Skelcon team in January 2019 and has since become an integral part of the company's success.
Throughout her time at Skelcon, Tynatia has proven her adaptability and versatility by taking on a range of responsibilities, including reception duties, accounting tasks, payroll, data entry, social media management, vehicle coordination, apprenticeship coordination, and organising social events. Her willingness to take on new challenges and her ability to multitask have made her an asset to the team.
One of Tynatia's greatest achievements during her time at Skelcon was planning the company's 10-year anniversary party and the growth of Skelcon's social media and online present. Her meticulous planning and attention to detail ensured that the event was a huge success and was enjoyed by all who attended.
To Tynatia, being a part of the Skelcon team means working with a group of friends in a positive and happy environment. Her infectious energy and positive attitude have made her a popular member of the team, and she is always willing to lend a helping hand.
Tynatia's unique contributions to the team include her loud voice (if you know, you know) and a selection of office snacks to keep everyone fuelled throughout the day. On a serious note, Tynatia's organisational skills are second to none, and she takes pride in ensuring that the team is always working efficiently. Tynatia's personality and zest for life means that she always manages to create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for her colleagues.
Meet Liam, the newest member of the Skelcon team and our dedicated Financial Accountant.
With a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma of Chartered Accounting, Liam brings a wealth of knowledge from his 9 years of experience in public practice and 6 years in commercial roles. Having recently joined the Skelcon team, Liam is excited to be part of such a dynamic team.
Liam is a proud spreadsheet aficionado and dad-joke enthusiast (you could say he excels at them…), bringing a unique flair to the team. He has extensive experience in taxation and reporting across South-East Asia, including Indonesia, Singapore, India and Malaysia, making him an invaluable asset to Skelcon. Liam also has a deep understanding of payroll award interpretation and application.
When asked what it means to be part of the Skelcon team, Liam replied, "It is great to be part of a local company and work for someone who is so passionate about their business. To be able to support and be a part of such a close-knit team that delivers such a high-quality product is really rewarding. I feel lucky to work at a place with such a great culture, where you actually look forward to going to work each day."
Although he has only been at Skelcon for a short time, Liam's passion for his work and his easy-going personality make him an excellent addition to the team.
Meet Kerryn, an accomplished Accountant and a valuable member of Skelcon's administration team. With a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and a Distinction in her major, Kerryn has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Since joining Skelcon in October 2022, Kerryn has been instrumental in strengthening the company's internal financial processes. Her hard work and dedication have contributed significantly to the success of the team and the company as a whole.
To Kerryn, being a part of Skelcon means being part of a team that values collaboration and growth. She takes pride in working alongside her colleagues, who are equally dedicated to providing the best service to their clients and advancing the company's mission.
Kerryn brings a unique perspective to the team, along with a willingness to learn and adapt to new procedures. Her commitment to growth and development makes her an asset to the team and ensures that Skelcon remains at the forefront of the industry.
Meet Joe, the Joinery Manager at Skelcon. With over 31 years of experience in the trade and a Cert III qualification as a cabinetmaker, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team.
Joe joined Skelcon in September 2020 and has since made a significant impact on the company. His greatest achievement during his time here has been starting the Joinery Division and delivering a quality that screams success to the Skelcon name. He started as a Site Supervisor and quickly progressed to Joinery Manager, showcasing his dedication and commitment to the company.
Being a part of the Skelcon team means everything to Joe. He believes that quality speaks volumes in the industry, and being part of a highly respected brand is a great reflection on the team. Delivering a product that clients dream of and seeing their smiles and gratitude upon completion is the greatest feeling.
What sets Joe apart is his positive can-do attitude and extensive knowledge. He strives to make the job fun and easy, ensuring that the final product is made with love and delivered to the highest quality. Communication and respect are the foundation of success for Joe, and he brings these values to the team every day.
Damien brings 30 years of experience in the construction industry. With a Diploma in Building and Construction, Damien is a Site Manager within our team, and has been an invaluable member of Skelcon for the past 7 years, starting in March 2016.
During his time at Skelcon, Damien has worked on a variety of projects, starting with smaller projects and now taking on major projects for the company. His dedication and expertise have earned him the recognition of his peers, including the Best Commercial Project Under $10 million award at the 2022 Newcastle MBA Awards.
As a Site Manager, Damien brings a unique blend of leadership, knowledge, and experience to the Skelcon team. He is committed to achieving quality outcomes for Skelcon's clients and is always willing to share his skills and experiences with his colleagues.
What sets Damien apart from others is his ability to lead and inspire his team. He is passionate about teaching and mentoring his colleagues, and his commitment to teamwork has helped to foster a positive and collaborative work environment on every project he has managed.
Being part of the Skelcon team means a lot to Damien. He values the company's open and innovative culture, where his ideas are listened to and his suggestions are considered. He is proud to be part of a team that is dedicated to delivering exceptional results for its clients, and he looks forward to contributing to the company's continued success.
Hunter is a highly skilled and experienced Site Supervisor within the construction industry. With a Certificate 3 in Carpentry and a Certificate 4 in Building and Construction, along with six years of experience, Hunter has demonstrated an exceptional level of expertise in his field.
Hunter has been an integral part of the Skelcon team for the past six years, starting as a 1st-year apprentice in October 2016 and progressing to his current role as Site Supervisor. Throughout his tenure at Skelcon, Hunter has consistently delivered exceptional results for his clients, which he considers to be his greatest achievement. Hunter's ability to navigate unique challenges and exceed client expectations has established him as a trusted and respected member of the Skelcon team.
As a problem solver and creative thinker with a strong attention to detail, Hunter brings a unique skill set to the Skelcon team. His ability to collaborate effectively, communicate clearly and work towards a shared goal with a positive and respectful attitude is invaluable.
For Hunter, being a part of Skelcon means being a part of a team that shares a passion for delivering high-quality results for their clients. Hunter is proud to be a member of such a collaborative and supportive team and is committed to continuing to contribute to Skelcon's ongoing success.
Grant is a highly qualified and experienced Site Manager with 21 years of experience in the construction industry. He holds a Diploma in Construction Management, a Certificate 3 in Surveying, and is a Tradesman of 17 years. Grant joined Skelcon in August 2017 and has been an integral part of the team ever since.
Throughout his time at Skelcon, Grant's greatest achievement has been receiving continuous positive feedback from clients through testimonials across multiple projects, both large and small. He has proven to himself that he is capable of delivering excellent results and exceeding client expectations.
Starting as a Site Manager, Grant has demonstrated a strong desire to continue developing his skills and growing into a senior role or progressing into project management. He brings a unique, approachable attitude to the team, which is highly valued by clients and co-workers alike. Grant's positivity and ability to always look on the bright side is infectious, making him an asset to any project he works on and an irreplaceable member of the team.
Being a part of the Skelcon team means achieving great things collectively and delivering projects that exceed client expectations. Grant takes great pride in knowing that he has contributed to Skelcon's success and delivered projects that make a positive impact.
Introducing Daniel, a highly skilled and experienced Site Manager who plays a pivotal role within our dynamic team. With an impressive 26 years of trade experience as a qualified carpenter, Daniel's expertise and passion shine through in every project he undertakes at Skelcon.
Since joining Skelcon in September 2020, Daniel has demonstrated unwavering commitment and dedication, consistently delivering exceptional results. His remarkable achievements include being honoured with the prestigious Master Builders Award for the best fit-out in the $500k - $900k range, notably for the stunning Vamp Cosmetics project. In addition to this achievement, Daniel takes immense pride in a multitude of successful endeavours, such as Hunter Gastroenterology, Outdo Collective, Hand Surgery Centre, and many more outstanding projects.
Having joined Skelcon as a Site Manager, Daniel aspires to progress further within the company. He thrives in the collaborative environment fostered by the Skelcon team and fully embraces the company's core values; daily pride in his work, fearlessness in tackling challenging situations with integrity and respect, and a dynamic, high-energy approach aimed at surpassing client expectations.
Beyond his technical expertise, Daniel brings a unique blend of enthusiasm and fun to the team. He excels in cultivating positive relationships with tradespeople, suppliers, and clients, establishing a strong rapport that enhances project success. Daniel's communication skills, coupled with his attention to detail, enable him to ensure that all projects are completed within the designated timeframe and budget.
Above all, Daniel's love for his job shines through in his daily work. His passion for construction is infectious, and he approaches each day with a vibrant spirit, igniting enthusiasm within the team. With his extensive experience, unwavering commitment to excellence, and ability to foster a productive and enjoyable work environment, Daniel is an invaluable asset to the Skelcon team.
Matthew is a seasoned Site Manager at Skelcon, bringing over 10 years of invaluable experience in the Construction Industry. With a Tafe Certificate 3 in Carpentry, as well as completing his Certificate 4, Matthew possesses a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise in his field.
Having joined Skelcon in June 2017 as a carpenter, Matthew's dedication and exceptional skills enabled him to steadily advance his career within the company. Through continuous development and honing of his abilities, he has successfully transitioned into the role of Site Manager, showcasing his ability to adapt and excel in various positions.
During his 5.5 years at Skelcon, Matthew has accomplished remarkable milestones. His greatest achievement to date has been the successful handover of the first large-scale project, Fountaindale Childcare. Displaying an unwavering commitment to delivering excellence, he ensured the completion of this project to the highest standard. Additionally, Matthew has impressively managed a sizable project, Nelson Bay Dental, adhering to a tight deadline while minimising disruption to the client's operations, resulting in a satisfied customer.
Matthew's unique contribution to the Skelcon team lies in his extensive hands-on building experience. Drawing upon his background, he effectively collaborates with his team and trades to problem-solve and streamline processes, ultimately providing a seamless experience for Skelcon clients. His ongoing pursuit of perfection ensures that projects are not only completed on time and on budget, but done so to the utmost level of quality.
Being part of the Skelcon team holds great significance for Matthew. It means being part of a collective force shaping the future of the construction industry. Working alongside like-minded individuals, he views his colleagues as friends united by a common goal—to deliver the highest quality service and finished products to their clients. Matthew's unwavering dedication and sense of camaraderie make him an indispensable asset within the Skelcon team.
Meet Ryan, Site Supervisor at Skelcon, with over 15 years in the construction industry. Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Skelcon team, having completed his Cert 4 in building and construction in addition to his years in the industry.
Ryan has been a valued member of the Skelcon team for three years, during which time he has lead and managed projects of all sizes and complexities. Ryan sees all of his completed projects as his greatest achievements, with a range of unique and challenging projects under his belt, and an ability to overcome obstacles in order to deliver exceptional results.
As a dedicated Site Supervisor, Ryan has held one role at Skelcon, where he has been able to provide unwavering support to his team, always leading by example. Being part of the Skelcon team means a lot to Ryan, as it provides him with the opportunity to learn, grow, and bond with his colleagues. Ryan is known for his unique sense of humour and his ability to bring a smile to his colleagues' faces with his dad jokes.
Ryan's contribution to Skelcon is immeasurable, and we’re proud to have him as a part of the team.